Reading Level: Older Teen
Genre: Manga/Science Fiction
Length: 192 pages
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 4th volume in the Attack on Titan series
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
“The Survey Corps develop a risky gambit – have Eren in Titan form attempt to repair Wall Rose, reclaiming human territory from the monsters for the first time in a century. But Titan-Eren’s self-control is far from perfect, and when he goes on a rampage, not even Armin can stop him! With the survival of humanity on his massive shoulders, will Eren be able to return to his senses, or will he lose himself forever?”
This was a great continuation of the Attack on Titan series. This continues to be an action packed read with interesting characters and some interesting mysteries that are unfolding.
The story picks up right where it left off in volume 3; Eren is struggling to control his Titan body and help to repair the Rose Wall to save that area from Titan take over.
This volume also goes into a lot history about how the training went for Eren and his group and how Eren struggled in the beginning of his training. These parts basically showcase Eren’s determination and his strong will to take on the Titans.
Some parts were a bit confusing because of the jumps around in time; if this had been made a bit clearer (black background behind frames or a quick comment at the top of the page) this would have been a better read.
The illustration remains top notch and is easy to follow. The story is fast-paced and engaging, but also does a great job with character development.
Overall I have really been enjoying this series. I would highly recommend to manga fans who enjoy post-apocalyptic/sci-fi types of story that have a bit of a horror flavor to them. There is quite a bit of gore in these, so if that bothers you be wary. I plan on continuing with this series.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
– Mount TBR Reading Challenge
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge